A Dire Prediction …

Friends, Afghanistan is going to hell in a handbasket. Expect major attacks on Kabul, the only government-controlled area, within the next two months. Earlier, I had predicted that the Taliban would return to power within two years. I am now prepared to advance that date, but am extremely fearful of the bloodshed in the interim.

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That Was Then, This Is Now …

Hekmatyar was America’s largest recipient of aid in the 1980s during the Soviet invasion.